Accession Number : ADD010203

Title :   Sealing Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Albertini,Francis G

Report Date : 22 Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A mechanical sealing assembly for establishing a watertight, rodent/insect-proof seal between a plurality of elongated members (e.g., cables, tubes, etc.) and a conduit carrying the elongated members. The sealing assembly includes a resilient, compressible, cylindrical rubber bushing and a pair of flat plates on opposite sides of the bushing. The bushing has a plurality of longitudinal receiving openings therein and a plurality of radial slots extending from the perimeter of the bushing into the receiving openings for enabling the elongated members to be forcibly inserted by way of the slots into the receiving openings. Each of the flat plates includes several sections which are assembled together in an interlocking fashion to surround the elongated members and define openings for the passage therethrough of the elongated members. The assembly of the bushing and plates have the elongated members passing therethrough are inserted into the conduit, and the two plates are drawing toward each other by bolts passing through the assembly to cause the bushing to be compressed between the two plates and expand at its perimeter to effect a seal between the bushing and the conduit and also to contract around the elongated members to effect seals between the bushing and the elongated members. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Seals(Stoppers), Mechanical components, Cables, Tubes, Sealed systems, Watertightness, Protection, Biodeterioration, Conduits, Rubber, Bushings, Plates, Holes(Openings), Slots, Bolts, Compression, Expansion, Contraction

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE